The best restaurants in Matera
Updated: 2020-03-06
  • The pignata tavern
  • Mario restaurant
  • The balcony
  • Pizzeria number one
  • Restaurant at the furnaces
  • Stones and Rocks
  • Ulmo_ bode
  • The ancient belief
  • The niche in the stone
  • From grandma Rosa
  •  The mess of the devil
  • Ossidiseppia
  • Tavern 84

The Pignata tavern

It is immersed in the beautiful natural scenery of the Sassi of Matera. It offers traditional local dishes and all the ingredients are genuine. The typical dish is the pignata ie a dish in which the goat meat is alternated with slices of potatoes, celery, onion and tomatoes. Obviously cooked at the end in the pignata. 


Mario restaurant

The restaurant is famous and known for its simple and typical cuisine: thanks to the use of quality raw materials, it has eighty awards from national and foreign tourist guides. You can taste different local and regional specialties, appetizers, first courses, second courses and pizzas of all tastes.


The balcony

The restaurant is the ideal place to appreciate the traditional flavors kitchen and Matera.It offers typical dishes of the Lucan tradition proposing the recipes that our grandmothers were handed down to date.  The premises are located in a cellar of the 1600, which incorporates the typical architecture Sassi. 


Pizzeria number one

A simple and welcoming place that offers customers the chance to savor the tastes of Italian tradition. The food most loved by everyone is pizza.  It is also specialized in more classic rotisserie, it can be freely accommodated to eat or to take away. 


 Restaurant at the furnaces

It offers typical dishes of Lucan and Mediterranean cuisine to satisfy the most demanding palates. It specifically proposes the specialties based on the local flavors of Basilicata.


Stones and rocks

Lots of fish specialties on the menu, accompanied by Basilicata white wines. Among the appetizers to be tasted are the swordfish carpaccio or the boiled and seasoned octopus with oil and parsley, the tuna and pumpkin balls or the aubergine pie. Also to be tasted are the grilled fish, the tuna steak, the fried calamari and prawns. 


Ulmo abode

The restaurant is divided into 4 rooms: the main living room, the private room, the ancient master bedroom, the cellar and the terrace. It has more than 600 labels of national and international wines and 200 different distillates. The dishes are good both in appearance and flavor, all fresh and genuine products.



The ancient belief

The products are fresh and healthy, prepared according to ancient recipes in order to trace the history of the territory. We must try to taste the typical products such as bran peppers, fruit jams, cultivated legumes. There are also local wines both white and red.


The niche in the stone

The unique and exclusive place, the kitchen immersed in a natural environment, the small room embraced by a warm barrel vault. We try the local culinary tradition in a fresh and genuine way. 


From grandma Rosa

The cuisine is genuine and homemade, among the dishes there are vegetable and vegetable side dishes, salads, first and second courses based on meat, vegetables or legumes. 


The mess of the devil

The restaurant is currently one of the most appreciated in Matera and not only, especially for the preparation of typical local dishes, for the selection of wines, but also for the kindness of the staff. It has also participated in many regional, national, international and world gastronomic reviews. The last one was the gastronomic review held in Australia. 



It is a restaurant with fish specialties. It is a refined and elegant place for color that wants to go out for an evening with friends, of business, or an elegant dinner. There are truly unforgettable fish specialties, as well as first courses with seafood and scampi prepared with quality pasta. 


Tavern 84

The dishes are all genuine and prepared with fresh ingredients. The kitchen is a mix of traditional and modern recipes. In addition to Lucanian wines, homemade ones are also available. These are the excellent craft beers that help satisfy all tastes. 






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